Kelvin Owusu

(15-10-1988 / Ghana)

My Green Mile


I found god in my Great Grandmother's eyes
where only the truth lies
dreams come to reality
in a heavenly playing field
no tricks no lies
no tall tales of a kiss goodbye
protected, safe and warm in grandmother's arms
puts my soul to ease, eyes lit smile
knowing on my time I'll see her again
when I walk the green mile.

Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012
Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012

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This was inspired by the movie The Green Mile

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  • Nader Baheri (9/25/2012 1:28:00 PM)

    beautiful
    short but so meaningful
    The contradiction beween the first stanza and the second where even in your grandmother's eyes you found the truth was lying.
    I agree with you.you will see her again
    by the way GOD BLESS Michael Clarke Duncan and you
    mucha gracias for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (9/24/2012 2:26:00 PM)

    Yes how would someone find comfort in that last walk.. How would one prepare themself, especially in their complete, helpless innocence. (Report) Reply

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